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Beyond Closet Launches Capsule Collection for KPNY

Taeyong Ko is shaking up Men’s New York Fashion Week.

The creative mind behind South Korean brand Beyond Closet unveiled a new capsule collection Tuesday to celebrate Korean Preview New York’s (KPNY) 20th anniversary. KPNY is an annual textiles exhibition featuring more than 60 of South Korea’s most innovative fabric manufacturers. Beyond Closet’s collection’s 12 looks were created with fabric featured at the show, which will be held this week at Metropolitan Pavilion.

“Korean textiles are excellent quality that can compete with both mass Chinese fabrics and high-end European textiles. I especially like the eco-conscious and technical materials, tailored to consumer demands,” Ko said. “I am thrilled to celebrate KPNY’s 20th anniversary and that it gave me the opportunity to present my capsule collection made out of excellent Korean textiles during Men’s New York Fashion Week.”

Available in Fall 2017 and titled “Bromance,” the collection comprises men’s clothing influenced by Seoul nightlife, with some apparel from the collection featuring graphic patterns inspired by neon lights in Ko’s favorite bar. Combining practical and sophisticated items with some fashion-forward looks, Beyond Closet targets the 20s and 30s demographic and Bromance is a harmony between Seoul’s youth culture and Ko’s memories with friends.